Our Pre school Room is run by Katie who has a BA(hons) Degree in Primary Education. The ratio in here is 1:8, we can have up to 16 each day in the Preschool Room.
Our Pre-school room focuses on motivating and encouraging the children to learn and build on their existing knowledge and skills. Independence and using appropriate behaviour is high on the agenda with many varied activities provided to promote turn-taking, sharing and forming relationships with other children by developing co-operative play and other social skills. There are opportunities to explore I.T. on the computers and stereos. The Pre-school children are also taking part in Mini Professor sessions where they will be covering different Science topics
All children are encouraged to take part in regular phonic or Letters and Sounds activities provided which are adapted and made relevant to their level of development. This is to help support children with early speaking, writing and reading in preparation for them going to school. Alongside this we have also introduced Raising Early Achievement in Literacy (REAL), whereby with support from our parents/ carers the children are encouraged to engage in activities to help develop their literacy skills both at Nursery and at home. We have also recently set up Maths packs which the children are free to take home and share with parents and bring back to swap for another when ready
We also hold a Sports session on Tuesday's with Little Super Star Sports; which provides a range of activities and challenges for children to take part in helping with the gross motor development; including balancing, control and co-ordination, running and spacial awareness.
Each child is unique and all activities are provided to support them to their capabilities while challenging them to progress further. Through a wide range of activities the children thrive in Maths, Literacy, Science, Physical activities, Sensory and Imagination while giving them to confidence to try new experiences in a safe and controlled environment.
To prepare them for school, children are encouraged to take part in register and circle time activities. As part of developing their independence the children are encouraged to serve themselves at lunch time with support from a member of staff.